It is springtime in Sedona. The cold front came with the wind and rain. Then it moved on, and the sun started shining. Outside of my studio are blooming the luscious, purple, bearded Iris shown in this picture.
In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow, attendant of Zeus and Hera. When you look inside of the flower, there are different layers of purples, the light and dark,the whites, and the yellows. That is often the case with colors, certainly in my own arts of ceramics and calligraphy with watercolor.
Your first view often sees the one dominant hue. When you get up closer to the paint, or the glazed surface, often there are layers inside that reveal themselves to the viewer. That is one of the fascinations of the creative process. And no one does it better than Mother Nature.